Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/11/2019

Leaders of the Democrat Party have ruled out any attempt to impeach President Trump. Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, said, “He’s just not worth it.”

In other news, in the five years from 2012 to 2017, the number of Catholic baptisms in Quebec dropped by 30%.

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Financial Crisis
» Turkey Enters First Recession Since the Financial Crisis
» What if Politics Can’t Fix What’s Broken?
 
USA
» DC Rot, Guns and the Economy
» Deep State Caught in Bed With Pedophiles, Hollywood Elites
» Democrats and CNN Collude to Rig Elections
» Facebook Backtracks After Removing Warren Ads Calling for Facebook Breakup
» Facebook Bans Zero Hedge
» Google Manager Said Company Must Stop ‘Fake News’ Because ‘That’s How Trump Won’
» Man Convicted of Supporting Terrorism Says Propaganda Convinced Him ISIS Was Good
» Nancy Pelosi Rules Out Impeachment: Trump ‘Just Not Worth it’
» Obama Wants to Train “A Million Baracks and Michelles” To Create Progressive Utopia
» Ocasio-Cortez Says ‘Where We Are’ As Americans is ‘Garbage’
» Trump is an Army of One
» U.S. Government Media Network Fires Journalists Over Report Critical of Soros
 
Canada
» Catholic Baptisms Plummet in Secular Quebec
 
Europe and the EU
» A Month of Multiculturalism in Britain: February 2019
» BoJo Calls to Reject Backstop and Brexit Delay, Keep No Deal on the Table
» China/Italy: No to Colonisation on Belt and Road — Salvini
» EU Prez: UK’s Experience of Leaving EU Will Serve as a ‘Deterrent’ To Others
» European Union Will Punish Britain for Delaying Brexit by Demanding Billions More
» Former Prime Minister Tony Blair ‘Secretly Advising’ Macron on How to Stop Brexit
» Germany Continues to Fail Women — Only Three Sexual Assailants Convicted Following Cologne’s New Year’s Eve
» Germany: How Mainstream Journalists Gang Up Together With a Well Known Supporter of Islamist Extremism
» Ireland Said That a Suspected ISIS Bride is Allowed to Come Back — a Stark Departure From How the US, UK, And Others Have Reacted
» ISIS Terrorist Got €12,400 in Social Benefits and Nursed Back to Health in Austria
» Italy: ‘Silk Road’: Careful to Defend National Interests — PM
» Italy: ‘Madness’ To Eject Orban From EPP — Salvini
» Italy: TELT Okays TAV Tenders, M5S Say Project Won’t Happen
» Merkel Successor Rebuffs Macron’s EU Vision
» This is How France is Treating the Yellow Vests
» Two More Jihadi Brides Stripped of UK Citizenship
» UK Supermarket to Stop Selling Knives Amid Stabbing Epidemic
» UK: Sheffield: 11 Men Charged in Historic Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry
» Viktor Orban: “Hungary is a Christian Country and Not a Place for Multiculturalism”
 
Middle East
» Kuwait: 92% of the Employers Are Holding the Domestic Workers Passports and Documents
 
Russia
» New Footage Shows Russian Fighter Jet Intercept of US Spy Plane Over Baltics
» Ukraine Puts Al Bano on Its Black List
 
Far East
» China Protests U.S. Criticism of Its Policies on Religion
 
Australia — Pacific
» New Species of Plant-Eating Dinosaur Discovered in Australia
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» New Species of Stiletto Snake Capable of Sideways Strikes Discovered in West Africa
 
Immigration
» 76 Migrants Found in Refrigerated Trailer Near Texas Border
» Border Patrol Commanders Uncover Secret Democrats’ Lies and the Media’s ‘Fake News’ About Immigration
» Democrats Vote to Give Illegal Immigrants the Right to Vote
» EU Migrant Appears in Court for Girl Scout Knife Murder in London
» Exclusive — President Donald Trump on Immigration: ‘I Don’t Want to Have Anyone Coming in That’s on Welfare’
» Man Who Predicted the Islamic Invasion of Europe Tells US What’s Coming Next
» Merkel May Have Allowed 5,000 War Criminal Migrants Into Germany
» Why is Congress Importing a Permanent Underclass?
 
Culture Wars
» Italian Left Decries Pro-Life Advocates as ‘Deplorables’
» Progressive Magazine Asks: “Are Pedophiles Too Sick for Punishment?”
» YouTube Changes Search Algorithm to Suppress Criticism of Brie Larson and Captain Marvel
 
General
» Best Operating Systems for Anonymity: Comparing Titans
 

Turkey Enters First Recession Since the Financial Crisis

While not exactly a surprise after its currency tumbled in 2018 as inflation soared, interest rates jumped, credit collapsed and the country was briefly targeted by US sanctions, overnight Turkey reported that its GDP tumbled by 2.4% last quarter in line with expectations, following a decline of 1.6% in Q3, officially entering a recession for the first time since the financial crisis.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

What if Politics Can’t Fix What’s Broken?

The unspoken assumption of the modern era is that politics can fix whatever is broken: whatever is broken in society or the economy can be fixed by some political policy or political process— becoming more inclusionary, seeking non-partisan middle ground, etc.

What if this assumption is flat-out wrong? What is politics is incapable of fixing what’s broken? What if politics merely fosters an illusion of solutions, a paper-thin veneer of faux progress? What if politics isn’t a tool that’s capable of fixing what’s broken? What if all politics is able to do is generate delusions of grandeur and unresolvable conflicts? What if politics is ultimately little more than a fatal distraction?

This is of course heresy of the highest order, for a belief in the supremacy of politics is the secular religion of our era. The orthodoxy is: there is no problem that can’t be solved with a political policy: a tax cut, a new tax, a new incentive, a broader definition of criminality, and so on.

What if the status quo is failing for reasons that are beyond the reach of politics? Politics assumes that tweaking incentives and disincentives via rewards and punishments, centralizing control of assets and income streams and manipulating the issuance of currency and interest rates can fix any and every problem.

The limits of politics are the limits of government. In the present era, all government seeks to further centralize power and capital because the era’s quasi-religious belief is that centralization is the solution to everything.

This is of course false. Centralization works until it becomes the problem, at which point further centralization of power and capital only speeds system-wide failure.

Government can force certain things but it can’t force everything. Government can encourage borrowing but it can’t force its citizens to borrow. Government can force the expansion of currency, but it can’t force the valuation of that currency.

Government can mandate this and that, but it can’t force a negative return on investment (ROI) to magically become positive. Government can prohibit and tax and force outward compliance, but it can’t force people to agree with policies that run counter to their beliefs.

Government can’t rescue a status quo which is failing due to negative return on investment (ROI), gross inefficiencies, the loss of trust in corrupt institutions , and all the other ills that are intrinsic to centralization of power and capital.

As a result, the greater the government’s power, the greater the polarization as the self-serving elites seek to protect their share of the pie as the pie shrinks. Each camp becomes increasingly extreme, and compromise is recognized as a process that erodes every camp’s power and income.

           — Hat tip: Dora [Return to headlines]
 

DC Rot, Guns and the Economy

Rep. Gerald Nadler (D-NJ) is now going after a whopping 81 individuals in his search for anything to bolster the sure to come impeachment hearings in the House against Trump.

Ex-Trump Aide Refuses To Comply With Democrats’ “Fishing Expedition” — Everyone on Nadler’s list should do the same thing — call his bluff. Refuse to allow that braying ass to bankrupt them in legal fees and try to entrap them (perjury) for something they didn’t do — like Gen. Michael Flynn who continues to be tortured:

Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Delayed By Judge Sullivan After Plea Of Lying To FBI — The rotten SOB in the black robe had the GALL to say what he did in court about Gen. Flynn. My impression is that he would like to throw Gen. Flynn in prison for years and ignore the plea bargain. One of the major players who belongs in prison is Robert Mueller.

READ: The FBI Collusion To Destroy General Michael T. Flynn

Gen. Flynn did NOT lie to the FBI. They threatened specific members of his family and then literally drowned him in legal bills trying to stay out of prison…

A Serious Question for the NRA by Dr. Edwin Vieira:

“As regular readers of my commentaries know, from time to time I have written about the National Rifle Association’s curious misreading of the Second Amendment—to wit, that the Amendment’s first thirteen words (“[a] well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State”) have no significance with respect to the interpretation and application of the Amendment’s last fourteen words (“the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”). According to the NRA, the Second Amendment secures “the individual right to keep and bear arms”, to which “[a] well regulated Militia” is irrelevant.

“I must describe the NRA’s fixation as a most curious misreading of the Second Amendment because, if “the individual right to keep and bear arms” is irrelevant to “[a] well regulated Militia”, then by dint of the NRA’s own linguistic logic “the individual right to keep and bear arms” must be equally irrelevant to “the security of a free State” to which the Amendment declares that such a Militia is “necessary”. If so, then the NRA’s reading of the Amendment is at odds with its contention that “the individual right to keep and bear arms” guarantees Americans the wherewithal to preserve “the Blessings of Liberty” promised by the Constitution in its Preamble. For, if “the individual right to keep and bear arms” is as irrelevant to “the security of a free State” as it supposedly is to “[a] well regulated Militia”, it passes understanding that it could guarantee any aspect of “a free State”, including especially the “Liberty” of that State’s citizens.

“This apparent conundrum is, of course, not the product of the Constitution. For, according to the most basic rules of constitutional interpretation, the NRA’s construction of the Second Amendment is impossible.”

Edwin wrote yet another book on this issue only this one is quite short. If every damn ‘conservative’ in the 50 state capitols read this book, we would be in a whole different world by now. Get it and read it, you won’t be sorry. Then tell your Second Amendment friends to get off their butts and go for the ONLY solution instead of more litigation. Thirteen Words, 122 pgs.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Deep State Caught in Bed With Pedophiles, Hollywood Elites

High-profile pedophiles protected from consequences of their actions

Gabe Hoffman, executive producer of the Hollywood pedophile exposing film “An Open Secret,” joins David Knight live via Skype to reveal even more of Robert Mueller’s connections to high-profile pedophiles and illustrate how they’ve been protected from the consequences of their disgusting actions.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democrats and CNN Collude to Rig Elections

The Media have truly become Pravda. Instead of presenting truth and facts, they are pumping out propaganda in support of their political allies.

As an outside observer it has been distressing to see the extent to which the American mainstream media has colluded with the Democratic Party in a two year campaign to impeach a duly elected president on patently false charges of colluding with the Russians to win the 2016 Presidential Campaign.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Backtracks After Removing Warren Ads Calling for Facebook Breakup

Facebook removed several ads placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants.

But the social network later reversed course after POLITICO reported on the takedown, with the company saying it wanted to allow for “robust debate.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Bans Zero Hedge

Over the weekend, we were surprised to learn that some readers were prevented by Facebook when attempting to share Zero Hedge articles. Subsequently it emerged that virtually every attempt to share or merely mention an article, including in private messages, would be actively blocked by the world’s largest social network, with the explanation that “the link you tried to visit goes against our community standards.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Google Manager Said Company Must Stop ‘Fake News’ Because ‘That’s How Trump Won’

A manager at Google allegedly cautioned a lower-level employee for questioning the company’s stance on “fake news,” telling him that the company had to stop fake news and “hate speech,” because “that’s how Trump won,” according to a post aired publicly by another Google employee on social media.

Mike Wacker, a software engineer at Google, published on social media a redacted email he claims he received from a fellow employee in 2017, which alleged political bias at the company. According to Wacker’s post, his colleague at Google wrote:…

The employee also alleged the existence of official training courses at Google dedicated to “bashing conservatives and Trump supporters.”

[comment: He won because more and more Americans are waking up to leftist propaganda and lies (aks mainstream media).]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Convicted of Supporting Terrorism Says Propaganda Convinced Him ISIS Was Good

Laith Alebbini admits he tried to travel to Syria to meet with the Islamic State group, also called ISIS, but he says he only did it because he wanted to fight Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and help the Syrian people.

Now, he is trying to avoid decades in prison.

Alebbini, was arrested in April 2017 at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. He’s been in jail ever since.

In December, the Dayton, Ohio man pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support and resources to a terrorist group.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Nancy Pelosi Rules Out Impeachment: Trump ‘Just Not Worth it’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is ruling out impeaching President Donald Trump, arguing in an interview with the Washington Post Monday that “he’s just not worth it.”

“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it,” Pelosi told the Post.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Obama Wants to Train “A Million Baracks and Michelles” To Create Progressive Utopia

Former President Barack Obama said this week that despite the “challenging times” we face, he remains hopeful that the future will be OK thanks to an army of young activists that will create a progressive utopia, reports the Washington Examiner.

“If we could form a network of those young leaders, not just in the United States, but around the world, then we got something,” said Obama, adding: “if we can train a million Baracks and Michelles who are running around thinking they can change the world,” they will fulfill the ‘hope and change’ agenda, said Obama — echoing a similar statement he made in Japan last year.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ocasio-Cortez Says ‘Where We Are’ As Americans is ‘Garbage’

“This is what we’ve always been.”

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that “where we are” as Americans amounts to “garbage” during an appearance at the South By Southwest Conference & Festivals (SXSW).

WATCH:…

She then appeared to suggest that her Democratic Socialist policies represent core American values, arguing that we had just strayed so far from them that we couldn’t recognize them anymore. “So when someone’s talking about ‘our core,’ they’re like, ‘oh, this is radical,’ but it isn’t radical. This is what we’ve always been,” she said.

[Comment: She hates America and its Constitution, as all communists do…]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump is an Army of One

Then along came Donald Trump, previously a member of each political party at different times in his life when such party affiliation served his interests. The truth was he was never a Democrat or a Republican, at least as they are defined today. Instead he is a problem solver, beholden to no one and not part of the political establishment. His loyalty is only to America and those who voted for him, not to the donor classes and globalist elites.

Seeking the presidency, he understood the folly of running as a third-party candidate, at least officially, although in reality he was very much a third-party candidate, joining the GOP as the lessor of two evils. He was not part of either party’s ruling cabal, having never held elective office or political appointment. He did not campaign or arrive at the White House with an entourage of advisors and staff, from previous stints as a governor or senator. Trump was an army of one.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

U.S. Government Media Network Fires Journalists Over Report Critical of Soros

At the request of a scandal-plagued Democratic senator tried for bribery and corruption, the head of the government’s international media networks is abusing his office to punish employees behind a broadcast critical of leftwing billionaire George Soros. U.S.

Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Chief John F. Lansing, an Obama appointee, is utilizing Stalinist techniques to retaliate against the journalists and producers involved in the Spanish-language segment which aired in May 2018 on Television Marti and was available for months online. Eight reporters and editors at the taxpayer-funded media outlet have been fired and Lansing has ordered a review of all content to address “patterns of unethical, unprofessional, biased, or sub-standard journalism.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Catholic Baptisms Plummet in Secular Quebec

Annual Catholic baptisms in Quebec fell by a striking 30 percent in the five years from 2012 to 2017, according to the Quebec Assembly of Catholic Bishops.

In 2012, Quebec parents had 42,213 children baptized, whereas in 2017 nearly a third fewer — 30,394 — were baptized in the once overwhelmingly Catholic Canadian province.

In total, in Quebec, 83,900 babies were born in 2017, meaning that just over 35 percent of the children were baptized.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

A Month of Multiculturalism in Britain: February 2019

February 1. A 37-year-old Ugandan mother-of-three became the first person to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain, where FGM has been a criminal offense since 1985. The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, known as the Old Bailey, heard how the woman performed FGM on her three-year-old girl. The woman claimed the girl “fell on metal and it ripped her private parts” after she had climbed to get a biscuit. Prosecutor Caroline Carberry QC told the court that investigators found evidence in the woman’s home in East London of spells and curses apparently aimed at “silencing” police officers, social workers and lawyers.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

BoJo Calls to Reject Backstop and Brexit Delay, Keep No Deal on the Table

Brexiteer and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has called on the government to whip Tory MPs into keeping open the option of a clean Brexit and to reject a delay to Brexit in House of Commons votes this week.

“It would be preposterous to take the option of No Deal off the table,” Mr Johnson wrotein a column for The Telegraph Sunday night, adding, “If indeed that option is put to Parliament this week, the government must obviously whip against it, and the same goes for the absurd idea of extending Article 50.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

China/Italy: No to Colonisation on Belt and Road — Salvini

Careful to defend national interests say PM’s office sources

(ANSA) — Milan, march 11 — The possible Italo-Chinese memorandum of understanding on the Belt and Road Initiative or ‘new Silk Road’ cannot lead to the colonisation of Italy, Deputy Premier and League leader Matteo Salvini said Monday, prompting government partner the 5-Star Movement (M5S) to accuse the League of being “split” on the huge project.

Salvini said Cabinet Secretary Giancarlo Giorgetti had explained that the memorandum must safeguard Italy’s strategic interests and “this is the position of the whole League,” Salvini said.

“It it’s a matter of helping Italian companies to invest abroad we are willing to talk to anyone,” Salvini said.

“If it’s a question of colonising Italy and its firms by foreign powers, no. And the treatment of sensitive data is a national interest. Therefore the issue of telecommunications and the treatment of data cannot be merely economic”.

The League is split on Italy’s memorandum of understanding with China on the Belt and Road Initiative but the 5-Star Movement is solidly with businesses on it, M5S sources told ANSA Monday.

“We’re sorry about this internal split because it hurts our businesses and Made in Italy,” the sources said.

“We are working to make sure that companies and business associations urge us to make an effort to bring Italy into the Chinese market and not to submit to it”.

They said League leader Salvini had spoken of colonisation while Industry Undersecretary Michele Geraci, also of the League, “strongly supports the agreement”.

Government sources said Premier Giuseppe Conte was ready to sign the memorandum.

Sources at the premier’s office said Monday “in the collaboration with China, as with any other country, we place the utmost attention on the defence of our national interests, the protection of strategic infrastructure, including that of telecommunications, and therefore cybersecurity. “The text (of the possible memorandum on the Belt and Road Initiative, BRI, or ‘Silk Road’), at Italy’s request, sets out with great clarity this possible collaboration in the principles, dear to the EU, of transparency and financial and environmental sustainability”.

The sources said the Italian initiative on the BRI, “sets out on an economic and commercial plane, does not redesign the framework of our political relations and the euro Atlantic placement of our country”.

The possible memorandum of understanding between Italy and China on the Belt and Road Initiative, dubbed ‘the new Silk Road’, does not include any deal on 5G technology, the industry ministry said Monday.

In February, it said, Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio set up a national evaluation and certification centre to assess “the conditions of safety and security and the absence of vulnerabilities in products, equipment, and systems destined to be used for the functioning of networks, services and strategic infrastructures, as well as all other operators for which a national interest exists”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

EU Prez: UK’s Experience of Leaving EU Will Serve as a ‘Deterrent’ To Others

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani has said that the experiences of Britain attempting to leave the EU will serve as a “deterrent” to other nations considering leaving the bloc.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

European Union Will Punish Britain for Delaying Brexit by Demanding Billions More

Britain’s Parliament will almost certainly vote to delay Brexit this week, but the European Union — which must give their assent to this course of action — is expected to extract a heavy price in return, potentially £1 billion a month.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair ‘Secretly Advising’ Macron on How to Stop Brexit

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has been secretly briefing against his own country to the leaders of foreign powers in an attempt to frustrate Brexit, according to claims made in a British newspaper.

[Comment: Globalist first, as are all globalists in government. This is why they need to be weeded out and prevented from ever holding any government position again.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Germany Continues to Fail Women — Only Three Sexual Assailants Convicted Following Cologne’s New Year’s Eve

Over 600 women made accusations of being sexually assaulted 2015 on New Year’s Eve in Cologne but only three sexual assailants were actually convicted.

According to “Der Spiegel” two of those sexual assailants got suspended sentences. The only reason these three were even able to be charged was because they had made selfiesof themselves with their victims.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: How Mainstream Journalists Gang Up Together With a Well Known Supporter of Islamist Extremism

Only in Germany: How mainstream journalists gang up together with a well known supporter of Islamist extremism to initiate a hate campaign against a real Syrian refugee working for an AfD MP in the Bundestag — an almost unbelievable story on freewestmedia.com of hatred and unscrupulousness.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Ireland Said That a Suspected ISIS Bride is Allowed to Come Back — a Stark Departure From How the US, UK, And Others Have Reacted

Ireland’s prime minister said that a suspected ISIS bride can return to Ireland with her two-year-old child, a decision that contrasts with the way the US, the UK, and Europe have dealt with people in similar positions.

Leo Varadkar said on Monday he would not consider revoking Lisa Smith’s citizenship, which is how the UK dealt with Shamima Begum, a 19-year-old who has asked publicly to come back, but been firmly rejected.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

ISIS Terrorist Got €12,400 in Social Benefits and Nursed Back to Health in Austria

ISIS fighter Azad G, an Austrian citizen with Turkish roots, received social benefits while he was recovering from a gunshot wound in Vienna in 2014.

During his 14 month long stay he received a total of 12.400 Euro in social benefits. That’s a total of 885,47 Euro per month.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: ‘Silk Road’: Careful to Defend National Interests — PM

BRI doens’t change euro Atlantic placement

(ANSA) — Rome, March 11 — Sources at the premier’s office said Monday “in the collaboration with China, as with any other country, we place the utmost attention on the defence of our national interests, the protection of strategic infrastructure, including that of telecommunications, and therefore cybersecurity. The text (of the possible memorandum on the Belt and Road Initiative, BRI, or ‘Silk Road’), at Italy’s request, sets out with great clarity this possible collaboration in the principles, dear to the EU, of transparency and financial and environmental sustainability”.

The sources said the Italian initiative on the BRI, “set out on an economic and commercial plane, does not redesign the framework of our political relations and the euro Atlantic placement of our country”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: ‘Madness’ To Eject Orban From EPP — Salvini

League will be continental reference force after EU elections

(ANSA) — Milan, March 11 — It would be “madness for the European People’s Party (EPP) to eject Hungarian Premier Viktor Orban, Interior Minister and League leader Matteo Salvini said Monday.

Salvini said he had sent a message to Orban and he was a League “interlocutor”.

If the EPP goes ahead with its mooted expulsion, Salvini said, it would a “bizarre choice” ad “madness”.

Salvini added that the League would be a “continental reference force” in the May European elections.

He said there would be a rally in Rome with European allies including Orban in mid-April.

“We have the responsibility to be the be the first political force in this country and after May 26 the Italian political force of reference at a continental level”.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: TELT Okays TAV Tenders, M5S Say Project Won’t Happen

Piedmont industrialists attack ‘fake news’ about rail link

(ANSA) — Rome, March 11 — The board of TELT, the Italian-French company building the tunnel for the TAV Turin-Lyon high-speed rail link, on Monday approved a call for tenders for work in relation to the project. The tenders had been on hold since February 19.

At the weekend Premier Giuseppe Conte came up with a compromise that stopped the issue of whether to continue with the TAV from plunging the executive into crisis, at least for the moment.

Conte told TELT that the call for tenders could be launched but activity implicating financial commitments from Rome should not begin until Italy has renegotiated the agreement for the project. Deputy Premier and Labour and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio’s 5-Star Movement (M5S) wants the project ditched on cost and environmental grounds. But fellow Deputy Premier, Interior Minister and League leader Matteo Salvini says it should go ahead. “In the light of what has emerged over the last few days, it is clear that the TAV will not happen,” Foreign Ministry Undersecretary and M5S member Manlio Di Stefano told La7 television on Monday.

Italy needs new public works “but only those that are really needed,” Premier Giuseppe Conte said referring to the TAV. Conte said that many Italians were “obsessed” by the TAV but “I have a bigger problem: the recovery of Italy, launching a system of infrastructure in Italy”.

The Piedmont branch of Italian industrialists confederation Confindustria, meanwhile, said Monday that it was launching a media campaign to combat fake news about the TAV. Confindustria Piemonte said the project was “strategic for the competitiveness of the manufacturing system and for the modernization of the communication network than connects Italy to Europe”. The campaign features short videos in which Piedmont entrepreneurs give information about the TAV project.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Merkel Successor Rebuffs Macron’s EU Vision

The successor of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s vision of the European Union (EU), rejecting a more centralised EU.

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This is How France is Treating the Yellow Vests

How the French government is treating the Yellow Vests? Mainstream media don’t show the whole story. Some others, like the independent media platform Le Vent Se Lève, fill in the gaps.

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Two More Jihadi Brides Stripped of UK Citizenship

Two Muslim extremist sisters who left the UK to become jihadi brides have been stripped of their British citizenship.

Reema Iqbal, 30, and her 28-year-old sister, Zara, who have five sons between them under the age of eight, have had their British nationality removed whilst they reside at a Syrian detention camp, according to legal sources speaking to The Sunday Times.

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UK Supermarket to Stop Selling Knives Amid Stabbing Epidemic

Supermarket chain Asda has announced that it will stop selling single kitchen knives by the end of April as the UK finds itself in the midst of a knife-crime epidemic, particularly involving young people.

It’s already illegal to sell the blades to under-18s but the deadly weapons are one of the most frequently shoplifted items from British stores.

[Comment: This is sure to stop them. /sarc]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Sheffield: 11 Men Charged in Historic Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry

Ten men from Sheffield have been charged with historic child sex offences including rape and trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and another has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Charges were brought on Monday against Usman Din, Tony Ejoune, Kamaran Mahmoodi, Shangar Ibrahimi, Farhad Mirzaie, Soran Ali Karim, Kawan Omar Ahmed, Saman Mohammed, Jasim Mohammed, Nzar Anwar, and Saba Mohammed. All are due to appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

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Viktor Orban: “Hungary is a Christian Country and Not a Place for Multiculturalism”

“A child has the right to a mother and a father, and our nation has the right to defend its borders.”

[Comment: Western nations need more leaders like this man if they wish to survive the traitorous globalists restructuring of the nations towards an end goal of global tyranny.]

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Kuwait: 92% of the Employers Are Holding the Domestic Workers Passports and Documents

It was found that both employers and domestic workers are not aware and familiar with the provisions of the Domestic Employment Act No. 68 of 2015.

The study that was issued by the Kuwait society for human rights regarding the Domestic workers Employment Act No. 68 for the year 2015 , titled “ domestic workers rights between legislation and enforcement through the law 68 for the year 2015 “ clarified that acknowledging the law , committing to it and having it enforced are the main important signs to an effective law , the study concluded that the law didn’t reach the minimum needed level of awareness in its enforcement and application fields , as it showed that 62.2 % of the employers who were included in the survey are not aware that thedomestic workers law exist in spite of the fact that more than three years have passed since the law was issued , in the other hand 71,59 % of the domestic workers are not aware of it

More over , 91.9% of the employers who were included in the survey claimed that they hold the workers passport with them even when they request to have a law that regulation the work relationship between them and the workers , between them and the recruitment offices too . Which is considered as a law breach — violations “ holding passports “

The study has also revealed that 86.95 % of the recruitment offices owners see that the law failed to provide a positive connection between the recruitment offices and the domestic workers department , and 78.25 % think that the new terms and conditions to issue or renew a work permit so as to practice their recruitment business are an injustice , complicated terms…

[Comment: Modern-day slavery. “Employers” (masters) take the passports and other documents of “domestic workers” (slaves, in many cases sexual slaves) so they are not able to run away. Trying to escape, many “domestic workers” (servants working 24/7 for years) fall from windows or balconies, die or remain disabled. Others manage to run away but cannot exit the country, and thus fall into the hands of brothel keepers, illegal employers etc. This is the situation in all rich Gulf countries that have the statute of “major allies” of the USA.]

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New Footage Shows Russian Fighter Jet Intercept of US Spy Plane Over Baltics

The Russian Defense Ministry (MoD) has released stunning footage of yet another intercept of a US spy plane over the waters of the Baltic Sea near the Russian border.

The short video of the engagement involves a Russian Su-27 fighter jet closely shadowing a large US Air Force aircraft, identified as an RC-135 reconnaissance plane. The fast and highly maneuverable Russian fighter aircraft pulls up behind the huge spy plane before advancing forward on the port side below the wing to align with the RC-135.

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Ukraine Puts Al Bano on Its Black List

Italian singer considered ‘threat to national security’

(ANSA) — Moscow, March 11 — Ukraine’s culture ministry has put Italian singer Albano Carrisi, better known by his stage name Al Bano, on its list of individuals considered a threat to national security, Interfax reported on Monday. The list, compiled and updated by the culture ministry on the basis of requests by various other public agencies, is currently made up of 147 people. Al Bano and his ex-wife Romina Power were big in the Soviet Union in the 1980s and they are still popular in Russia. “I swear to me that it is a bolt from the blue,” the singer told ANSA.

“Quite simply I have never done anything either against Ukraine or against any other country in the world”.

“I go, I sing my songs, I sing about peace and I have always presented myself as a man of peace. And I will continue to be one because I believe in it”. He added: “I think Putin has done a really great job for Russia, but I don’t want to go into the merits.

He said he had been “perfect” on Syria in “blocking Obama who wanted to declare war on Syria”.

Asked about the civilian victims in Syria Moscow is accused of causing, he said “sadly the craziest thing in the world is war”.

“We should remove the word war from the human vocabulary.

Only then could we regard ourselves as human”.

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China Protests U.S. Criticism of Its Policies on Religion

China has lodged a protest over remarks by the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom criticizing Beijing’s restrictive religion policies.

China is “at war with faith,” said Sam Brownback in a speech in Hong Kong last Friday. “It’s a war they will not win. The Chinese Communist Party must hear the cry of its people for religious freedom.”

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New Species of Plant-Eating Dinosaur Discovered in Australia

Paleontologists in Australia have found fossil fragments from a new genus and species of ornithopod dinosaur that walked the Earth during the Early Cretaceous epoch.

The new dinosaur belongs to Ornithopoda (ornithopods), a major group of herbivorous bird-hipped dinosaurs.

Dubbed Galleonosaurus dorisae, it inhabited the rift between Australia and Antarctica approximately 125 million years ago (Cretaceous period).

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New Species of Stiletto Snake Capable of Sideways Strikes Discovered in West Africa

Following a series of recent surveys in north-western Liberia and south-eastern Guinea, an international team of researchers found three stiletto snakes which were later identified as a species previously unknown to science.

The discovery, published in the open-access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution by the team of Dr Mark-Oliver Roedel from the Natural History Museum, Berlin, provides further evidence for the status of the western part of the Upper Guinea forest zone as a center of rich and endemic biodiversity.

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76 Migrants Found in Refrigerated Trailer Near Texas Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to an immigration checkpoint rescued 76 migrants locked inside a refrigerated trailer. Authorities arrested the driver, a U.S. citizen, on human smuggling charges.

Agents assigned to the Interstate 35 immigration checkpoint between Laredo, Texas, and San Antonio observed a refrigerated tractor-trailer rig approaching the primary inspection lane last week. During an initial interview, the driver consented to a search of his vehicle, according to information obtained from Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.

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Border Patrol Commanders Uncover Secret Democrats’ Lies and the Media’s ‘Fake News’ About Immigration

President Donald Trump’s top border official sternly reported to those Democrats in Congress that the only ‘fake news’ being spouted by the leftist water carriers in the media is calling what’s going on at the southwest border anything less than a crisis. Carla Provost testified before the House Judiciary Committee and said, “There is an ongoing debate whether this constitutes a border security crisis or a humanitarian crisis.” Trump’s border chief claims that the U.S. Congress and the American people must understand that both are true: It is at once a national security crisis and a humanitarian crisis.

Chief Provost told the committee members that they must “look at what’s happening on the ground” rather than playing with the numbers and statistics which many believe is the M.O. (Modus Operandi) of the Democratic Party and their media cohorts.

Top 5 border falsehoods pushed by Congressional Democrats and the media:…

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Democrats Vote to Give Illegal Immigrants the Right to Vote

Update: House Democrats voted Friday to defend localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections, turning back a GOP attempt to discourage the practice. As The Washington Times reports, the vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting.

“We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in,” Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and hero of the civil rights movement, told colleagues as he led opposition to the GOP measure.

Texas Republican. Rep. Dan Crenshaw raged:

“It sounds like I’m making it up. What kind of government would cancel the vote of its own citizens, and replace it with noncitizens?”

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EU Migrant Appears in Court for Girl Scout Knife Murder in London

A 20-year-old Croatian national has appeared in court for the knife murder of 17-year-old Jodie Chesney in Romford, London.

Manuel Petrovic, who appeared in Barkingside Magistrates’ Court in a grey tracksuit, was remanded in custody after being charged with one count of murder, according to ITV News. His lawyer, Zahir Ahmed, did not attempt to lodge a bail application.

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Exclusive — President Donald Trump on Immigration: ‘I Don’t Want to Have Anyone Coming in That’s on Welfare’

President Donald Trump, in an exclusive Oval Office interview with Breitbart News on Monday afternoon, said he does not want immigrants coming to the United States to be dependent on welfare programs.

“I don’t want to have anyone coming in that’s on welfare,” Trump told Breitbart News in the more-than-40-minute interview in the Oval Office on Monday afternoon. “We have a problem, because we have politicians that are not strong, or they have bad intentions, or they want to get votes, because they think if they come in they’re going to vote Democrat, you know, for the most part.”

Trump’s answer came in response to Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow citing a statistic from a report the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) published in December that over 60 percent of non-citizen families entering the United States end up on welfare. The report found that 63 percent of non-citizen households end up on welfare, whereas just 35 percent of native-born American households end up on welfare—a major disparity.

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Man Who Predicted the Islamic Invasion of Europe Tells US What’s Coming Next

The Former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News London has warned for years about the Islamic invasion into Europe and has now been proven right. Raheem Kassam joins Alex to break down how Europe has given in to the globalists’ policies.

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Merkel May Have Allowed 5,000 War Criminal Migrants Into Germany

A damaging new report in a German newspaper claims that since 2014, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has allowed thousands of war criminal migrants to slip into the country.

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Why is Congress Importing a Permanent Underclass?

Do you know that our U.S. Congress, based in Washington DC, and totally out of touch with what their actions are doing to middle-class Americans, continues to import one million legal immigrants from the third world onto our shores, annually? Do you realize they allow another 500,000 illegal aliens to jump our borders, annually? That’s over 100,000 immigrants every 30 days. (Sources: www.NumbersUSA.org ; www.CIS.org)

Do you realize that Congress allows 22 to 25 million illegal aliens to remain in our country without fear of deportation? (Source: Yale University Study, Oct 2018) How do they do that? Congress refuses to enforce Federal Law Section 8 USC 1324, within our nation. In fact, employers of illegal aliens do not face arrest, prosecution or prison because your two senators and House member refuse to do their jobs.

What do you pay? According the latest figures at www.FAIR.org , you pay $113,000,000,000.00 (billion) annually to maintain those illegals as to educating and feeding their children, along with medical care, and ESL courses, plus 12 agencies who must address this invasion with your money.

But that’s not all, each state pays into the millions of dollars for illegals operating in their area. Illegal migrants cost Michigan $928 million in 2018. In California, it’s into the billions of dollars as they feature over four million illegal aliens and possible as high as six million. They’re slithering into welfare offices in all the major cities around America.

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Italian Left Decries Pro-Life Advocates as ‘Deplorables’

The leftist Italian media have lumped together pro-life and pro-family advocates with “neofascists” and “homophobes” as the wave of “deplorables” threatening to topple the liberal status quo

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Progressive Magazine Asks: “Are Pedophiles Too Sick for Punishment?”

In recent months there has been a push, especially on social media platforms, to make pedophilia an acceptable activity in American society.

Rather than considering the molestation and sexual assault of children a crime, some are suggesting that pedophilia is a sexual orientation, like being straight or gay.

And though that may sound completely ridiculous to the casual observer, California Democrats actually introduced a bill in their State legislature ensuring that convicted pedophiles and those who commit sexual crimes against children do not have to register on the sex offenders registry so long as the child in question is within 10 years of age of the perpetrator.

Slowly and methodically, those who want to decriminalize the predatory sexual abuse committed by pedophiles are tacitly doing so one state government bill at a time…

As if that isn’t bad enough, we now have one of the nation’s most well known online publications asking what is perhaps one of the most ludicrous questions we’ve ever heard asked: Is Pedophilia a Crime or an Illness?

We’d like to think that the answer to this question is, “both.”

But Slate takes takes this even further, asking whether pedophiles should be punished for their mental illness.

That’s like asking whether a deranged serial killer should be punished for his or her actions. A serial killer has a mental illness, but does that mean it’s okay to let them walk among us so long as they seek treatment for their crimes?

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YouTube Changes Search Algorithm to Suppress Criticism of Brie Larson and Captain Marvel

Google-owned YouTube changed their search algorithm last week to suppress criticism of Disney’s “Captain Marvel” before its release on March 8th.

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Best Operating Systems for Anonymity: Comparing Titans

There are plenty of operating systems aimed at achieving online anonymity. But how many of them are really good? I think that not many. Below I want to suggest several Linux distributions that can help to solve numerous privacy\anonymity issues. Let’s go!

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7 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/11/2019

  1. “If we could form a network of those young leaders, not just in the United States, but around the world, then we got something,” said Obama, adding: “if we can train a million Baracks and Michelles who are running around thinking they can change the world,” they will fulfill the ‘hope and change’ agenda, said Obama

    Can you imagine, a million Barracks and Michaels?

    The ego-centricity is strong with this one!

    • And by the Pirate and Lucifer, the gods of the west Obama is right. It feels that the world and even USA are paying attention to Hussein and Michelle more that the President, and people feel that Hussein is still in power de facto.

      His body and her body left the WH but in reality their spirits are engulfing the WH and inspiring Peolsi, the leader of the Somali House.

  2. EU Prez: UK’s Experience of Leaving EU Will Serve as a ‘Deterrent’ To Others

    😊😊😊 😉👍👍👍🍺🍺🍺 Good one, Prez, now all of the freedom loving peoples of Europe no longer have any doubt what you are about and what you have planned for them.

    Once we’re gone, even if we have to hang a considerable number of our parliamentary traitors first to get there, the other leave inclined countries will know what to do…just two fingers up and walk – no ‘negotiating’, no grovelling, no mega hand outs to fund your pensions, no more open borders, just that old fashioned love of freedom on the hoof.

    What’s not to like?

    P.S. Did Drunker give you permission to let that cat out of the bag?

  3. Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, said, “He’s just not worth it.”

    Following the rule that you don’t bring a bill to the floor if you don’t have the votes, this translates as, “A bill of impeachment wouldn’t be successful, and its failure to pass would give Trump crowing points.”

    • Green, you are exactly right. That’s how clever people should be:

      to listen to what they don’t say but to extract it based on what they say.

      This understanding their intentions and predicting what they hide for us in the future.

      Superficiality is the killer rampant disease of the west in general and the dhimmis in particular: The useful idiots: Useful to our enemies and called idiots by our enemies for not knowing that they are Traitors.

      And listen to the words the lowlife implement: Not worth it. Did these creatures spend their first 20 years as street vagabonds to use this sort of language against the most sensible US loyal president?

      What’s blinding them from seeing the noble intentions of this President? Why is it so difficult for urchins to understand that if there is no border controls, legions of invaders will come: one million a week. When that million arrives the four wives will churn out two million: You see the wisdom of having 4 jihadi producing wombs. ? Do you see how dhimmis cannot wrap their heads around this?

      Since when the western bfrains have become so mushy? (real meaning and figurative)?

      Enemies and enmities are friends and friendship.

      Friends and logical reasoning and common sense are our enemies.

      No wonder i l h a n is dictating the House policies.

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